Progress and Challenges for Neglected Tropical Diseases: An Anniversary Assessment

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0001-7318-5892 This year PLOS celebrates the 10th anniversary of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs). The festivities are off to an impressive start with a strong presence at the 2017 NTD Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, a

2014-2015 PLOS Progress Update Available

Each year PLOS releases a Progress Update, an annual overview of innovations, activities and journal highlights that provide insight into how the organization is moving scientific communication and discovery forward. This year topics include: • Transparent and Continual Assessment Advances … Continue reading »

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Better surveillance and improved sampling tactics of wild animal populations could impact public health

By Joslyn Neiderer What do Ebola, rabies and bovine tuberculosis have in common? The answer is that they are all zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that originate in one species and then spillover into another. The Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading »

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9-2-15 PLOS Science Wednesday AMA Preview: River blindness programs improve health outcomes: Evidence for increased prioritization of NTDs in post-2015 global health agenda

By Sara Kassabian River blindness (onchocerciasis) is an onerous neglected tropical disease (NTD) and the second-leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Onchocerciasis is transmitted by a bite from the black fly, which creates an inflammatory response that leads to blindness … Continue reading »

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LAMP Diagnostics: The key to malaria elimination?

By Patrick McCreesh Malaria elimination is possible within a generation. But controlling malaria and eliminating malaria are different, and each pose certain challenges. Overcoming the unique challenges of malaria elimination is essential to meeting this goal, and the barriers presented … Continue reading »

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Challenges for the Post-2015 Development Era

This article is being cross-listed with the Harvard graduate student publication Signal to Noise, Special Edition on Infectious Disease. Health equity is based on the idea that all lives, anywhere in the world, have equal value. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are … Continue reading »

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